What you need to know for the show:

  • Dates:           August 22-24, 2019
  • Where:          Arlington E-Sports Stadium (Arlington Convention Center)
  • Tickets           $10 Available at guild meetings starting in June and at many local quilt shops
  • Registration      
        • Registration has been extended to midnight June 7th. Go to our NTQF Page (click on NTQF Page) and look for the Quilt Contest Entry Form in the top right corner of the page. Upon submitting your entry(s), you will get an acknowledgement from This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
        • Entry Instructions - Entry Instructions are on the Entry Form, located about 1/4 way down the page.  There have been some changes this year, so please review them before registering your quilt. I recommend printing out a copy and keeping for future reference.
        • Entry Fee - $25 ($10 for Junior Entries) Note - New payment process. See Part Four of the Entry Form. You will now be invoiced by email (from This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.). You must pay to complete the entry process. Check your Spam folder periodically to make sure you don't miss it!
        • Upload Picture - You must upload a picture (.jpg) of your substantially finished (not necessarily quilted) quilt.
        • Junior Division - New to NTQF this year. (See below for more Junior Events)
          • The Junior doesn't have to be a member of a guild to enter a quilt. 
          • The entry doesn't have to be a quilt. It can be any textile product, as long as it is sewn.
          • Junior quilts are registered online, just like an adult quilt. Look for Junior Division Entry Form.
            They will be billed $10 via email. 
          • Registration deadline is July 31st (July 15th to be listed in the program)
        • Word to the wise, from someone who wasn't -  Keep record of your entry name for when you have to make your label! It will also be on your acknowledgement email.

  • Check In/
    Pick Up   
        • Check In is Monday, August 19th from 12:00-4:00
          • Have each entry in a separate labeled bag, ready for inspection for label and sleeve.
          • Entries won't be accepted if not in a properly labeled cloth pillowcase or bag.
          • You will get a claim check for each entry checked in. 
          • Let the check-in team know if someone else will be picking up your entry.
          • You may have someone else take your quilt. Pat and Joyce will take your quilt for you if you can't make other arrangements. Bring to the August 16th guild meeting.
        • Pick up is Saturday, August 24th from 5:45 to 7:00
          • You must have a claim check. If you are picking up someone elses quilt, get their claim check.
          • If you can't pick up your quilt, please make arrangements for someone else to. Pat and Joyce will pick up your quilt for you, and return it to you at the September's guild meeting, if you can't make other arrangements. If you or someone else doesn't pick up your quilt, you will be charged a "foster care" fee. See 2019 Quilt Entry Instructions for details.
          • Quilts requiring special handling/packaging will not be repackaged into their special packaging. It is up to the entrant to repackage these quilts at Quilt Pick-Up. Please allow extra time for pick up, as quilts packaged in standard fabric bags will be processed first.


  • Mini Auction - Held at the end of each day before the Expo prize drawings.
        • TVQG proceeds go to our Scholarship Fund.
        • If you are generous and donate a quilt here are the particulars:
          • You must enter your quilt online. Click Here 2019 NTQF Miniature Quilt Auction Donation to take you to the site to enter your quilt. 
          • Any/All sides must be 24" or less
          • Must have a 2" sleeve
          • Set you own "Buy It Now" price. Ask Miriam if you need help determining a price.
          • Turn you auction quilt(s) in at guild meetings. Must be turned in no later than the July guild meeting.
          • Each quilt must have a form attached to it when you turn it in. Click here for Form to Attach to Quilt.
          • As much as we appreciate your donation, please don't turn one in without first registering it online, and without a form attached and a sleeve. It will lead to confusion, and extra work for our volunteers!
  • Junior Events (18 and younger)
        • Sewing's Next Generation Competition - 
          • Sewers can show off their projects on the runway Saturday at 3:45
          • Cash prizes in 3 experience groups
          • Participants receive swag bags, a certificate and free admission the day of the competition.
        • Cosplay Runway Fashion Show
          • Wear your own Cosplay design and walk the runway Saturday at 3:00
          • Free admission on Saturday
          • Be entered into a drawing to win an Imaginator 3D printer and starter pack of filament
  • Classes
  • Expo

        • Go to www.northtexasquiltfestival.com and click on Display Gallery in the left column to see the travelling exhibits that the Expo has this year. There are some really great quilts.


Pat Wykoff and Joyce Erwin will be happy to answer any show questions. Ask us at guild or contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. We will find out the answer for you. If you want to go straight to the top, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

2018 TVQG Quilt Show Photos